Beef chuck is from the shoulder, a hard-working flavorful muscle that requires long cooking to become tender so the flavor can really be appreciated.
These are a straight-forward muffin using ingredients you have on hand. If you’re out of buttermilk, you can add white vinegar or lemon juice to milk to supply that tangy flavor.
Enjoy pumpkin pie in a glass.
This pie uses Granny Smith apples and ripe pears.
For best chocolate flavor, look for good-quality dark or bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate with a minimum of 70 percent cocoa solids.